Field Coordinator - Nigeria
Field - Action Against Hunger
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced
Please submit only one application.
No phone calls, please. We will contact you via email if we feel your profile fits with a position within our organization.
This is an expatriated position. ACF does not offer expatriated positions to citizens of the country where the position is located. Nationals and citizens of Nigeria are not qualified for this position and discouraged from applying.
Basic Position Description:
Responsible for the supervision, management, development and representation of ACF programming in North-East Nigeria, the Field Coordinator will ensure efficient management of Administration (HR/Finance) and Logistics (Procurement, Supply, Storage, Transport) departments while providing appropriate support to Programs and concurrently ensuring the safety and security of ACF staff and assets.
Position Duration: 12 months
Bases: Damaturu, Yobe State, Northern Nigeria
DETAILED POSITION OBJECTIVES
Objective 1: Management and development of ACF Programming and Strategy in North East Nigeria
Promote relevant, needs-based, integrated humanitarian/recovery programming;
Lead and motivate the management team;
Meet regularly with all relevant stakeholders (States’ authorities, local and international humanitarian and development actors, beneficiaries, etc.);
Open and close, as needed, ACF field offices/sub-offices;
Support new program assessments and evaluations in the area;
Develop and implement the yearly operational and integrated technical strategy aligned with the Country Strategy in collaboration with the Program(s) Managers & the Country Coordination team;
Follow up and report on the implementation of the programs;
• Participate in report/proposal writing in collaboration with field PMs.
Objective 2: Overall responsibility for Administration and Logistics in North East Nigeria
Supervise HR, Finance, Supply, Procurement, Fleet and Movements in the province, including planning, authorization of expenses and reporting;
Ensure that ACF procedures and donor regulations applicable to projects implemented are applied;
Define HR needs and carry out appropriate recruitment as per regulations and national labor laws;
Brief and debrief incoming and outgoing international and senior national staff;
Stress management and conflict resolution;
Hold regular base coordination meetings and promote departmental coordination;
Ensure the carrying out of timely, proper staff performance appraisals.
Objective 3: Representation of ACF and adherence to the organization Mandate/Charter/Principles.
Promotion and defense of humanitarian principles towards local partners (State authorities, UN, NGOs);
Maintenance/expansion of regular relations with field-based donors, authorities and partners;
Compliance with national laws, regulations and best practices;
Participation in communication activities with Country Office and HQ;
Ensure respect of ACF Code of Conduct, Mandate, Charter and Principles by all ACF staff.
Objective 4: Context Analysis
Data collection and research, analysis of socio-economic, humanitarian and security issues in North-East Nigeria;
Development of an information (formal/informal) network;
Support Country Director (CD) and Country Office in their analyses;
Issue weekly SitReps (Situation Reports);
Brief all staff on security and context changes as needed.
Objective 5: Safety/Security of ACF personnel and assets
Analysis, identification, quantification and, through line management, mitigation of assessed risks;
Maintenance of updated national security plans (procedural, SOP, MOSS, health, evacuation);
Development and maintenance of security network (formal/informal);
Training and compliance of ACF staff towards security regulations;
Ensuring proper coordination and handling of Incident Reports and crisis responses.
Education / Specific Degrees / Special Skills :
Advanced University degree (Masters). Excellent analysis skills;
Proven security and safety management;
Significant experience with INGOs and interest in humanitarian action. Previous experience with ACF is an asset (see specific requirements below);
Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills;
Excellent management skills;
Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, DFID, etc.);
Ability to organize, train and motivate a multicultural team;
Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously with minimal guidance;
Excellent writing skills.
Humanitarian field experience requested: YES